Recruitment Vendor Fair and Forum

Cornell’s Recruitment and Employment Center (REC) of the Division of Human Resources, will be hosting a Recruitment Vendor Fair & Forum in collaboration with the Recruiter’s Roundtable at the East Hill Office Building (EHOB) 395 Pine Tree Road on September 10, 2014 from noon to 4 PM.   The purpose of the Recruitment Vendor Fair and Forum is to provide supervisors/managers responsible for hiring an opportunity to engage vendors who provide employment services to Cornell.  Additionally, there’ll be a forum that’ll include two workshops that are great educational opportunities for those interested in recruitment and employment topics. Click on the links below to learn more and register. If you have any questions about the event please contact Sonja Baylor at   

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Communications Committee

The VCNG Communications Committee has a vacancy and we are looking for a new member who is excited about helping us get out the word about all of the VCNG initiatives. We do not meet often, approximately quarterly, as most of our discussions and decisions are coordinated via email. If you are interested in supporting the VCNG in this role, please contact Jase Baese @

The Committee’s mission is:

Developing a comprehensive communications strategy, including but not limited to:

  • Marketing efforts to get the word out about events and opportunities for veterans while channeling incoming requests such as:
    • Distributing veteran event information (both internal and external)
    • Posting veteran fundraisers to the listserv
    • Distributing job opportunities
    • Responding to requests for veteran information
    • Team RWB events
  • Increasing visibility of veterans on campus through honor cords at graduation, mention of veteran graduates by David Skorton, developing Honor Roll on Memorials website, getting out VCNG/Team RWB contact information to units
  • Define VCNG involvement in the following
    • Southern Tier Veterans Group
    • CNY Veterans Higher Education Regional Consortium (V-HERC)
    • Recruitment efforts/attending recruitment fairs with HR staff
  • Formalizing marketing pieces such as the bookmark or a facts page as well as having a defined plan for communicating on social media, university resources such as the PawPrint and Daily Sun, and community media.

Minutes for 2014 Aug 18


  1. Cassie will confirm if EHOB 140 is available for future meetings as this was convenient for many people.  Time will remain on third Monday from 12 to 1:30 for now.
  2. We had no volunteers to take notes and still need to finalize our strategy for timely meeting minutes.

Guest Speakers

Judy Appleton, Vice Provost, updated the group about student veteran initiatives.

David Stipanuk, veteran and professor emeritus of the Hotel School, spoke about Feed My Starving Children.

Full minutes VCNG Meeting notes 8.18.14

Judy Appleton’s presentation VCNG presentation

David Stipanuk’s presentation FMSC Cornell Vets

CU Employee Perks

In addition to health care, dental, vision, retirement, and all the standard-issue benefits – sure, we’ve got those – note some of the unique “perks” we have to offer, demonstrating Cornell’s commitment to being a great place to work.

Commuter Support Services/Transportation

  • M*A*P (Motorist Assist Program) is a free service provided by Commuter and Parking Services to jump-start your vehicle, inflate a soft tire, provide a gallon of gas, de-ice your locks, or help you free your car if you’re stuck in the snow.
  • Cornell’s pioneering Blue Light Program promotes and safeguards personal security and well being on the Cornell campus, particularly at night.

Special Discounts

  • Procurement Services provides Employee Personal Purchase Discounts through companies like Agway True Value, Apple, AT&T, Hertz, FedEx, Dell and Microsoft. National store discounts are available to Cornell Tech and Weill Cornell Medical College employees.
  • SUNY Corporate Perks – Employee discount and savings program with offers from a wide variety of merchants, vendors, and providers. To join, click the “Register Now” link. When creating an account, click the “Don’t have a SUNY email address?” link and enter an email address of your choosing and the Company Code: sunycp Click here to view the flyer. To watch a 90-second video about how the program works, click here.
  • The Cornell Store provides a wide array of products and services to make living and working on campus more convenient. In addition, they offer academic pricing on selected technology products for staff and faculty.
  • The Community Practice Service at the Cornell University Hospital for Animals offers staff and faculty a discount on well visits for their companion animals (present Cornell ID card at appointment).
  • MealChoice is the meal plan designed exclusively for Cornell staff and faculty, giving you convenient, cash free access to Cornell Dining locations, campus vending machines with card readers, and Ithaca-area restaurants participating in City Bucks.
  • As a Cornell employee, you are eligible for a discount on your personal cell phone plans and accessories through our preferred supplier(s).
  • Cornell employees can rent a passenger vehicle for personal use at a discounted rate through Cornell contract suppliers.
  • As one of the 10 largest academic research libraries in the United States, Cornell University Library is a highly valued partner in study, teaching and research at the university. Cornell faculty and staff can use their Cornell ID cards to borrow books and other materials such as journals, videos or reserve items. View the Cornell University Library borrowing policies for faculty and staff.


  • There are two banks centrally located on the Ithaca campus: CFCU Community Credit Union and Tompkins County Trust Company in the Cornell Store. Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) from various banks are located across campus.
  • The Cornell PostMarket offers most of the services you expect when visiting a United States Postal Services office (USPS), including postage stamps, packaging supplies, shipping services and forms, passport photos, and mailbox rentals.
  • Drop off dry cleaning and bulk laundry is available to the campus community through Cornell’s service centers.

Health and Wellness

  • Gannett Health Services (pharmacy, physical therapy, and other medical services on campus) primarily serves students, with limited services for staff and faculty.
  • The Cornell Wellness Program offers fitness centers, workshops, and information on wellness.

Cornell University does not endorse, warrant, or guarantee any of the products or services offered by any of the above-listed third party vendors, and will not be liable for damages of any kind resulting from your use of these products or services. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport launched a rewards program to benefit customers who utilize the airport.

The new rewards program provides terminal patrons with parking discounts, food and beverage discounts at the café, and automatic entry in giveaways such as flight vouchers.

“The airport provides a relaxing and convenient start to traveling, and with this new rewards program it is our way of thanking travelers for flying with us,” said Airport Manager Mike Hall.

Enrollment in the program is free. To enroll, visit

The Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport is a major economic engine for Tompkins County with nearly $70 million annual positive economic impact and supporting 510 jobs. The airport provides a relaxing and convenient start to traveling, beginning with a short trip to the airport, plentiful nearby parking, free Wi-Fi, and short check-in lines. The airport is a major international and national gateway for Cornell University, Ithaca College, and Tompkins Cortland Community College. With competitive fares, over 200 one-stop destinations, and direct flights to Philadelphia, Newark and Detroit, you can easily and economically get to your final destination by flying Ithaca. The airport offers an average of 24 daily arrivals and departures on three air carriers: Delta, US Airways and United. Close to a quarter of a million passengers enjoy traveling through ITH every year. The airport is located at 1 Culligan Drive Ithaca, NY 14850. Telephone: (607) 257-0456. Online:, or visit on Facebook and Twitter.

Veterans Small Business Training Program

SUNY Broome (formerly Broome Community College) and Empire State Economic Development is making an intensive effort to outreach and recruit veterans interested in learning how to start a business, or if they already have a business, receive assistance to expand the business. This assistance may range from bookkeeping, legal advice, help with their business plan or technical advice with setting up a website to increase sales.

The Veterans Small Business Training Program is a 60-hour program with all books and materials included. In addition, each veteran will receive one-on-one assistance to help in starting their business. All totaled, this package is valued at more than $4,000 and it is available at no cost to selected veterans. The next session of the free training and small business assistance starts on September 11th – December 11th, 2014.

Applications and additional questions about the program may be directed to Darlene Kanuk at 607.778.5071,or

See the flyer at ceeapvetflyer2014

POW/MIA Watch Fire

Please mark your calendars.

The Dryden chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America (#377) is hosting the 24th Annual POW/MIA Watch Fire on Friday 19 September at 7 PM in Myers Park, Lansing.